Stockley Bridge, Borrowdale, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 29.262 W 003° 10.976
30U E 488149 N 6037801
Quick Description: Stockley bridge is an old packhorse route to carry goods between Borrowdale and West coast. Nowadays used by walkers heading for the high fells.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 2:25:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM3MZP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 31

Long Description:
The bridge was widened in 1887, only to be severely damaged after the storms of September 1966 after 5 inches of rain in an hour, and then have the walls rebuilt. It has 15 foot span with 6 ft 4 ins between parapets. It is on the packhorse route from Seathwaite over Sty Head Pass to Wasdale. This route was considered for upgrade to road capable of carrying wheeled coaches.
Grains Gill flows out of Sprinkling Tarn to eventually pass under the bridge.

Parking on the side of the access road to Seathwaite Farm. Toilets and payphone at farm.

Streetmap UK (visit link)
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Beyond Seathwaite Farm, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria

Road, Highway, Street, etc.: bridleway

Water or other terrain spanned: Grains Gill

Construction Date: before 1887

Architect/Builder: Not listed

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